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Republican Senators Demand Answers from Biden on Afghanistan Refugee Vetting Process

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A group of Republican senators are demanding answers regarding the vetting process the Biden administration is using to evaluate the thousands of refugees who escaped from Afghanistan in recent weeks.

The lawmakers sent a letter to the White House on Thursday accusing Biden of causing a humanitarian crisis by botching the U.S. military withdrawal and leaving hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies behind in the war-torn country.

The lawmakers noted that only 4.5 percent of total escapees were “self-identified” American citizens and less than 50 percent of rescued Afghans had obtained or applied for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV), leaving the identities and statuses of thousands of individuals ambiguous and unaccounted for. Their concerns have been compounded by the fact that the administration has not disclosed the exact number of Afghan allies who were airlifted out, they added in the letter, which was obtained by Politico.

“We are also concerned by reports that ineligible individuals, including Afghans with ties to terrorist organizations or serious, violent criminals, were evacuated alongside innocent refugee families,” they said.

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